Ecodesign Ready Stoves and Air Quality
Posted on 3 March, 2017
 Ecodesign Ready Stoves and Air Quality
The future has arrived, the stoves of tomorrow are available today.
The Ecodesign Ready Scheme is a new landmark in the increasing environmental benefits of wood burning stoves and was launched in parliament on 28th February 2017.
Air quality is important to all of us. Even though wood burning stoves are a relatively low source of emissions, the SIA feel it is important to reduce emissions from wood burning stoves even further.
Ecodesign is the European-wide programme to lower emissions. It is due to come into force in the UK in 2022. The main manufacturers in the SIA have decided to release stoves that will meet the lower emission limits now, and from 2020 to only manufacture wood-burning stoves that meet the new Ecodesign criteria, two years ahead of schedule.
As with HD ready TVs the Ecodesign Ready label will inform consumers that the stove will meet the new stringent emission limits.
The Ecodesign Ready scheme is supported by DEFRA. The SIA Ecodesign Ready label will set the standard for the most environmentally friendly stoves available today.
The scheme is being overseen by HETAS, who will independently verify that the stoves pass the Ecodesign tests. The stoves will also appear in the HETAS Guide with the Ecodesign Ready label.
The official launch of the scheme happened on 28th February 2017 in the Houses of Parliament and was warmly welcomed (excuse the pun!) by MPs because the self-regulation by the stove industry  means that parliament won't need to legislate.
More information about this new initiative will be available on our website very soon along with a list of all the Ecodesign Ready stoves currently available (the list is still being compiled).

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